Most Popular Weight-Loss Drug May Cause Severe Liver and Kidney Failure, University of Rhode Island Study

Published: Dec 11, 2012

A University of Rhode Island researcher has discovered that the weight-loss drug orlistat, known by the brand names Xenical and Alli, inhibits a key enzyme that may lead to "severe toxicity of internal organs such as the liver and kidney." The inhibition is irreversible and can be caused by a low level of the drug.

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